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This is seriously the best bison burger recipe in my opinion and they are so easy to make! If you are looking to switch up your burgers you need to try this recipe! Everyone in my house has been OBSESSED with these because they are juicy and full of flavor.

When you try this recipe out please let me know what you think!

Bison Burgers vs Hamburgers 

Beef that is used in hamburgers comes from cattle whereas bison meat comes from bison/buffalo. Both bison and beef are a good source of vitamins like zinc, iron and loaded with protein as long as you get lean cuts.

However, beef is higher in calories and fat compared to ground bison. I personally like bison because most of the bison sold in the United States is raised without antibiotics and hormones making it more sustainable meat. Also, the fact that it has way less fat is definitely a win for me! 

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Are Bison Burgers Good?

Short answer… YES!! I honestly like them so much more than regular burgers because they are still very juicy and full of flavor but you don’t feel like crap after. I am not sure about you but when I eat a burger I do not feel my best afterward. 

Where to Buy Bison

I buy ground bison from Costco because you are able to get 2 packs for under $15. 

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How to Cook Bison Burgers in Cast-Iron Skillet

Personally, I like burgers better when they are cooked in a cast-iron skillet rather than on the grill. I feel like they are juicier and hold a lot more flavor. But, if you prefer to grill your burgers then go right ahead! If you are pan-searing them all you need to do is cook them on each side for about 3-5 minutes in butter. Make sure they are cooked through and reach an internal temperature of at least 140 degrees F. 

Toppings for Best Bison Burger Recipe

When it comes to burgers I am all about the toppings… okay this is the case for almost anything I eat. However, this is especially with burgers and sandwiches. 

Here are some of my favorite Toppings:

Best Bison Burger Recipe

Sauteed Onions



  1. Heat oil and butter over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onions and cook for 3 minutes.
  3. Reduce heat to low and cover for 20 minutes.

Best Bison Burger Recipe

This is seriously the best bison burger recipe I have ever tried! If you are sick of having beef or just want a healthier alternative, you need to try this recipe!
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bison, bison burger, bison burgers, burger recipe, cooking bison, ground bison, healthier burgers, how to make bison burgers
Servings: 6


Bison Burgers

  • 2 lb ground bison
  • 1 tbsp worchestor sauce
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 cup regular or Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp ground mustard
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp butter


  • Brioche Bun
  • Dijon Mayo
  • Jalapenos
  • Tomatoes
  • Lettuce
  • Pepper Jack/White Cheddar Cheese

Sauteed Onions

  • 1 large white onion
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Dijon Mustard Sauce

  • 1 cup avocado mayo whatever mayo you like
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


Bison Burgers

  • In a large bowl combine all of the ingredients together. Make sure to not overwork the meat just mix enough for it to all be combined.
  • Form patties that are slightly smaller than a hamburger bun and allow them to sit at room temperature for about 25-30 minutes.
  • Melt butter over medium-high heat in a cast-iron pan. Cook patties on each side for about 3 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 140 degrees F. Add cheese and cook for 1 minute until melted.
  • Allow the burgers to rest for 5 minutes.

Sauteed Onions

  • Heat oil and butter over medium-high heat, add onions, and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to low and cover for 20 minutes.

Dijon Mustard sauce

  • Combine all of the ingredients together in a medium-size bowl.

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